In her own words: Here is Patricia Chamberlain, at the March 28 Region One Board Meeting answering this statement from Gale Toensing, the majority vote does not take effect until the budget is passed…”that is correct”.
Please watch in this video below, Patricia Chamberlain Superintendent at Regional School District at the march 28 Board Meeting admit that the contracts are NOT extensions, (it’s not existed in the current contract). If it has not existed in the current contract, how can you call it an extension..you CAN’T! IT’S WHAT WE HAVE BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG. It is a NEW contract, not an extension. No new contracts one year into a three-year contract. This is a NEW contract. Defeat it again.
Here is the CATV 6 video of the Salisbury Board Of Education meeting this month. Mike Flint, and Patricia Chamberlain talk about a vendetta, and then the superintendent talks about how opponents asked to strip the third year of the new contract….WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. It has always, for the past two years, been about the administration HONORING their THREE YEAR CONTRACT, and not negotiating a new three-year contract every year. Times are tough, it’s no time for administrators to get additional benefits with NEW contracts that are called extensions. It’s not about money, it’s about the administration doing the honorable and right thing…live with your current three-year contract, and don’t ditch it for a new contract with more annuities, more vacation days, more sick days. HONOR YOUR CURRENT CONTRACT. And also in this video, the Salisbury Board complains that the on-air conversation is on-sided…who’s fault is that? WHDD has offered the Region One Board Chair Phil Hart equal time to come on-air, it offered thru the Region One Board Chair Phil Hart and invitation for the All Boards Committee to come on air…both offers were not accepted.
Watch this video for at least the first 11-15 minutes…they just don’t get it.
If it’s one thing for sure, or Superintendent loves lawyers, so much so, we now have two working on one case. The case where Region One is denying tenure to Guidance Councilor Steve Hurley. The first meeting was held last week. I have attached a video to this post. Just so you know how well-respected Mr. Hurley is a Facebook page was started in support of him..over 355 people , teachers, students, parents, and more have signed on in support. Come on folks, get involved in your school district. Find out what is going on, GET INVOLVED.
Here is the link to the Facebook page
Patricia Chamberlain flip-flops more than a fish our of water, on one hand she endorsed and pushes for the administration of Region One to get NEW three-year contracts one year into their current three-year contract. BUT (time for her flip-flop) she is all for “HONORING CONTRACTS” that are only proposed contracts. If this were not real life, it would be funny. Watch the attached video and hear and watch Patricia Chamberlain say what WE HAVE BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG…Region One Administrators…HONOR YOUR CURRENT THREE YEAR CONTRACTS.
A quick look at the latest “concession by the administrators shows that the administration still receives a NEW contract in year one of their current, in place and fully legal three-year contract, and, because, if ratified by a yes vote, it will go into place this year. That means next year, despite what the board of education is telling you of changing the system, the administration will be entering the final year of their “NEW” “EXTENDED” two-year contract, and will again, be able to negotiate another contract. Stop all the game playing with your tax dollars THIS YEAR! Tell the board NO again, until they advise the administration to honor their THREE YEAR contracts they signed LAST YEAR.
Our economy, in the state it is in, is no time for the administration to be so selfish, that while everyone else is just hanging on by their fingernails, that the administration of Region One should get to throw away a in-place, legal contract that still has two more years to run. The administration claims it’s about educating the kids, Phil Hart ( Chair of the Region One Board of Education) said at the last board meeting ” if we have been doing this wrong, then we have been doing it wrong for several years”. Well guess what?
If it were about the kids, the administration would honor the last two years of the current, legal, in-place contract, and Mr. Hart, this is a fine time to correct past mistakes, and have the administration honor their contracts. Please click on the graph below to enlarge.
Here is the budget meeting from May 17 The Region One Board of Education..
No knowledge of Roberts Rules of order
No tolerance for dissenting opinions
No keeping the current three-year contracts in place for the administration
$280,00.00 in cuts (about $15,00 from the RSSC)
Accepting a concession of taking the LAST year off the NEW EXTENDED contracts (but still rewriting three-year contracts in their first year)
Please pass the link along for people to see how dysfunctional this board is, and how interesting is it to see the Superintendent take control of the Board Of Education meeting…
Well, the Region One Board tonight voted to send to referendum a new budget with about $270,000 dollars in cuts. The administration also offered a “concession” of giving up the last year of the not-yet-approved new three-year contracts, the board also approved that! WOW approving concessions on contracts that are not even drafted…now I have seen everything! I asked the chairmen of the board if he could produce a “legal” document from the board attorney stating that the contracts offered to the administration by the board, but not even drafted yet, and not even signed yet, were indeed legal documents. I was told maybe!
Then at the end of the meeting in a rather heated discussion with the superintendent I asked why the board attorney did not stay to answer questions about the legality of the contracts..point blank, she told me he had another meeting to go to…what our superintendent did not know, is that I heard the attorney say to a board member, after the first meeting this evening when asked if he was staying for the second meeting the following…”I was not asked to stay”.
Let’s see if the board gets an opinion on the legal standing of contracts that are not only not signed, but not even drafted yet.
Cutting the budget is fine for some of the NO votes, but a clear message sent to the board was NOT TO EXTEND the administrations three-year contracts after one year…honor the three years…what does the board offer? A concession of the last year of the new not legal contracts, meaning that the administration still renegotiated their contracts after only one year…..as my good friend Izzy Decker used to say… BALONEY SAUCE. As the saying went in the 1992 election not long ago “It’s the economy Stupid”, well in Region One this year…”It’s the contracts, Region One Board”.
Sharon Board of Education Meeting this week, watch at about the 3 to 6 minute mark when the chair questions the individual rights of Marilyn Yerks to speak about the Region One Budget as a private citizen! Amazing! Because someone does not agree with your opinion, you try to stifle it….